Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP has welcomed publication of outline proposals to construct a hazardous waste facility in Warrenpoint and has called on the local community to visit Warrenpoint Town Hall to the study the application first hand.
The South Down MP was speaking following confirmation from ReGen Waste that a community consultation on the full, detailed proposals would also take place later this summer.
Mr Hazzard said:
“I welcome the fact that this licence application has been made available to the public in Warrenpoint from Monday 10th July and I would urge as many members of the local community to study this application at first hand.
“The prospect of a hazardous waste facility on Carlingford Lough has sparked unprecedented interest in our lough and indeed the delicate ecosystem that it contains. It is the bare minimum to expect the local community will have full, and open access to any application process of this nature.
Mr Hazzard added:
“I have no doubt the community consultation later in the summer will attract significant interest from locals and environmental campaigners from further afield. In advance of such an exercise it is vital that the local community familiarise themselves with the application and consider all of the arguments being advanced.”